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Member since April 5, 2015
Last visited October 19, 2020
Profile ID (TUID): nufzrftl37o9rw5t

I am not the Brian Rushton who is the author of the Plasma Master books.

I give one star for each of the following criteria:

-Polish (no or few implementation errors or typos or bugs, nice styling for web games)
-Interactivity (do I feel part of the story? For kinetic fiction, do I feel invested in the action?)
-Descriptive writing
-Emotional impact (any emotion, whether awe, pathos, fear, disgust, etc.)
-Would I play it again?

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Interactive Fiction by MathBrush

77 Verbs, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(13 ratings)
Use every standard verb in the Inform library to escape deadly situations in this introduction to parser games! (This game was formerly known as 85 verbs.)

9 Secret Steps, by mathbrush (2017)
(6 ratings)
A hypertext fiction based on the They Might Be Giants song of the same name. Choose what to sacrifice as you enter a mystic society. Play time less than 15 minutes. Three endings.

Absence of Law, by mathbrush (2017)
(29 ratings)
Excuse me, can you help me? Yes, you, browsing IFDB games! I need your assistance, but I don't have long. There's so much going on: remote surveillance, unauthorized cloning, forgotten languages,...

Barroom Brawl, by Mathbrush (2016)
(7 ratings)

Barroom Brawl is inspired by Super Smash Brothers. Battle multiple NPC's in an all-out brawl! Use PUNCH, KICK, or direction-based smash moves to brawl your way to success!

Color the Truth, by mathbrush (2016)
(54 ratings)
Rosalita Morales is dead, and you have to figure out who did it. The four people closest to her had the motive and the means: her partner, her secretary, her ex-husband, and her sister. Re-live...

Ether, by MathBrush (2015)
(28 ratings)
"For the first time in centuries, something is different. Your tentacles tingle as you float to the east past icebergs and whirlwinds. You skirt a pocket of hot air, bounce through a field of ice,...

Fridgetopia, by Mathbrush (2016)
(2 ratings)

Every text is possible on a fridge. Made for the Tiny Utopia Jam.

Halloween Dance, by MathBrush (2015)
(5 ratings)

It's Halloween Night at the highschool gym Your costume's ready, you got a trim It might be time to make some friends But we'll see how the story ends. La Petite Mort entry in ECTOCOMP 2015, with a...

In the Service of Mrs. Claus, by Mathbrush (2019)
(1 rating)
Let me tell you the true secret of Christmas: Santa Claus died centuries ago. You see, in ancient times, as the Gods began to die, Santa Claus married a goddess. She was worshiped as Bast in Egypt,...

Indistinguishable, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(3 ratings)

The Magpie Takes the Train, by Mathbrush (2020)
(5 ratings)
A millionaire guards a fabulous ruby in her private train car. Countless thieves have failed to steal it. But they weren't the Magpie!

The Origin of Madame Time, by Mathbrush (2018)
(19 ratings)
As an avid fan of superheroes and a harsh critic of villains, the battle over the abandoned amusement park captured your imagination. But when the nuclear airship Mephistopheles exploded above you,...

Scarlet Portrait Parlor, by MathBrush (as Prismatik) (2020)
(4 ratings)

In this minimalist story: Darkness has fallen. There is a loom. You carry a heavy guilt.

Sherlock Indomitable, by mathbrush (2018)
(9 ratings)
Join a dying Sherlock Holmes in a journey through his memories. Sherlock Indomitable is a direct adaptation of two Sherlock Holmes stories into a text adventure. At least 90% of the text is taken...

Swigian, by Mathbrush (as Rainbus North) (2017)
(24 ratings)
I don't like talking. Let's build a fire. Swigian is a minimalist game. It is long, but quickly finished, with few words and few complications.

Untie, by Mathbrush (as Alex Ellis) (2016)
(6 ratings)

A tiny utopia jam game. Can be completed in less than 5 minutes.

Recommended Lists by MathBrush

Crime and Heist games - 22 items   July 28, 2020
I've played a lot of these recently, so I'm making a list. A contrast to my Detective and Mystery games list and similar to my Espionage...

Great games in a mostly realistic setting - 49 items   July 27, 2020
These are games that for the most part don't contain magical elements or futuristic technology. This includes games where there might be...

Great games set in space - 32 items   July 21, 2020
My list for best sci-fi games has grown too large again, and so I'm splitting it off again. This list only includes games whose primary...

Annotated list of best sci-fi games - 30 items   July 21, 2020
A few months ago, I thought, "There really aren't that many sci-fi IF games". Then I started going through old games I had played, and...

A timeline of some important games for authors - 33 items   June 20, 2020
This is a timeline of some highly influential games that were among the first to use specific techniques or which left a mark on future...

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Polls by MathBrush

Best Hosted Games from Choice of Games - 8 votes for 5 games; created August 2, 2020
Sobol suggested having a poll just for Hosted Games, as they have a greater variety in quality and receive less attention.

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Use of Multimedia of 2019 - 10 votes for 10 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Use of Multimedia in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Innovation of 2019 - 9 votes for 9 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Innovation in the XYZZY awards. This is...

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Implementation of 2019 - 7 votes for 6 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Implementation in the XYZZY awards....

For your consideration: XYZZY-eligible Best Individual PCs of 2019 - 9 votes for 8 games; created June 22, 2020
This is for suggesting games released in 2019 which you think might be worth considering for Best Individual PC in the XYZZY awards. This...

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Reviews by MathBrush

Fingertips: Hey Now, Everybody, by Melvin Rangasamy   October 1, 2020
"This is a simple game but it made me smile. You play through the classic kitschy saying about Everybody, nobody, somebody, and anybody,..." - See the full review

Fool!, by Ben Rovik   September 29, 2020
"I'm actually very torn on this review. I think I'm going to end up recommending this on Steam but not giving it 5 stars here, because the..." - See the full review

Vampire: The Masquerade Night Road, by Kyle Marquis   September 26, 2020
"This game helps fulfill a childhood dream of mine. When I was younger, I always had access to and eventually bought a lot of guidebooks..." - See the full review

Timeout in the Wasteland, by Feneric   September 23, 2020
"This one is an interesting game that shows a lot of promise, but has a lot of little details that can make for a frustrating experience...." - See the full review

Diabolical, by Nick Aires   September 23, 2020
"This game came out in 2015, after landmark games like Slammed!, Choice of Robots, Hollywood Visionary, and Creatures Such as We. But it..." - See the full review

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MathBrush's Played Games List

Ferryman's Gate, by Daniel Maycock
INFINITUBE, by Tom Charles Bair III
Sonder Snippets, by Sana
Big Trouble in Little Dino Park, by Seth Paxton, Rachel Aubertin
A Rope of Chalk, by Ryan Veeder

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